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Over a hundred monks prepare to lead a parade throughout the greater Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien areas so that people could sprinkle holy water on Buddhist relics from the Sanctuary of Truth.  The relics were put on a special float (back, left) to give residents...
Pattaya’s devout will be given a chance to sprinkle holy water on Buddhist relics from the Sanctuary of Truth during a Songkran parade through the city.

Today (Friday) is Visakha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:47
Banks and government offices closed Friday, May 24, is one of the most venerated holidays on the Buddhist calendar: Visakha Bucha Day. This Buddhist Holy Day marks the beginning of the Buddhist Era 2,553 years ago, and celebrates the miracle of the Buddha being born,...

Monday, February 25 is Makha Bucha Day

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:09
Banks, offices will be closed This year, Makha Bucha Day (Buddhist All Saints Day) falls on Monday, February 25.  Government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. It is also illegal to sell or distribute alcohol on important religious holidays in Thailand.  
Last weekend, parades filled the streets and local temples were filled with worshipers as Thailand celebrated two major Buddhist holidays, Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Pansaa.
More than 1,000 Sattahip residents dug up the graves of Sawang Rojthummasathan graveyard internees without families to clean bones and prepare them for a Buddhist cremation ceremony.
Senior monks lead the Wien Thien ceremony at Wat Dhamsamakhee during Makha Bucha (Buddhist All Saints) Day, March 7.  Thousands upon thousands of faithful visited their local temples to make merit, offer tak bat and perform the Wien Thien ceremony.
On June the 21st at the Redemptorist Children’s Home the director Supachai Sathirasilapin chaired a ceremony that would raise funds for scholarships, the vice president of the Father Ray’s foundation Reverend Pichan Chaiseree along with staff and children were also in attendance.
SA KAEO, May 16 -- A Thai Buddhist group and its Cambodian counterpart joined with 'Dhamma Yatra' Buddhist pilgrims to urge their compatriots to use dhamma as a means to end the armed conflict between the two neighbouring countries.

Sawang Fa Temple abbot celebrates birthday

Saturday, 02 April 2011 14:03
Local politicians and community leaders were among the many Buddhist devotees who attended the annual birthday ceremony for the abbot of Sawang Fa Temple in Naklua.